TEAM ROSTERS AND BIOS
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USA
DIVISION: U18 Boys
Lucas Owston
  • Age / 16
  • Resides in / Oceanside, cA
  • Favorite surf break / J Bay
  • Board / JS Monsta 2020
  • Sponsors / O'Neill, ASHOC, JS Surfboard, Futures Fins, Dragon Alliance, Sun Diego Boardshops, Stay Covered, Shootz Fish x Beer, Amavara Sunscreen
  • Biggest Achievement / USA Surfing u16 National Champion
  • Hobbies / Fishing
Lucas Owston, 16, stoked to represent the USA at ISA. Stoked to be here with all the surfers from all over the world. Hope to make lots of friends down here and hope the waves are pumping. I love El Salvador, the waves are sick and the people are amazing.
USA
DIVISION: U16 Boys
Cannon Carr
  • Age / 15
  • Resides in / san clemente california
  • Favorite surf break / lowers
  • Board / lost driver 2.0
  • Sponsors / billabong, electric, sexwax, lost surfboards, sun bum, syck trix, fcs, and jacks surfshop.
  • Biggest Achievement / US champs
  • Hobbies / surfing, fishing, snowboarding, and skateboarding
My name is Cannon Carr, I am from San Clemente California, am 15 years Old. My favorite thing to do is surf lowers and T-street with all the boys. Having all the older guys to look up to Like Griffin, Crosby Kolohe and others really makes you think of your surfing. My other favorite thing to do is travel around the world with my family we all surf even my mom she rips.
USA
DIVISION: U18 Girls
Lilie Kulber
  • Age / 17
  • Resides in / Los Angeles
  • Favorite surf break / Rockpile
  • Board / CI Fever
  • Sponsors / Killer Dana Surf Shop, Tropic Sport Sunscreen, Xcel wetsuits, Channel Island Surfboards
  • Biggest Achievement / 1st @ USA Surfing prime Santa Cruz
  • Hobbies / Reading, running, tennis, yoga, piano, learning new languages, challenging myself academically
I love the environment, as most surfers do, and I am also very driven to protect it for future generations, as our sport depends on it. Outside of surfing, I woud consider myself very academically driven. I will be attending UCLA next year, where I plan to double major in Environmental Science and Economics. My goals within the realm of environmental economics and sustainability are to learn about how to address the intricacies of solving climate change. We only have one planet and it is so important that we learn how to better preserve her and utilize resources. I speak english, french and spanish fluently.
USA
DIVISION: U16 Boys
Jak Ziets
  • Age / 16
  • Resides in / Santa Barbara, CA
  • Favorite surf break / Rincon
  • Board / Channel Islands modified Rook
  • Sponsors / Rip Curl USA, Channel Islands Surfboards, Futures Fins, Creatures of Leisure, Mr. Zogs Sexwax, SunBum, Still Frothy
  • Biggest Achievement / 3 x NSSA National Champion
  • Hobbies / Snowboarding, Golf and playing ball with my dog Marley
I am a native of Santa Barbara, California. I live on the Mesa, right near the harbor and Sandspit with my mom, dad and sister. I started surfing around 5 years old and have ridden Channel Islands boards ever since I was 8. I am really fortunate to have a great relationship with my shaper, Mike Walter as well as Britt Merrick and everyone over at Channel Islands. Dave Letinsky from SexWax has been a huge influence on me personally and in my development as a surfer. I also have awesome sponsors in Rip Curl, Futures, Creatures, SunBum and Still Frothy who provide enormous support! I love competitive surfing and have been doing contests ever since I can remember. I won 3 NSSA National titles, a National Airshow Title, 2 regional titles and got second in the US Surfing Championships. I also won a Rip Curl Gromsearch regional event at Huntington Beach Pier. When I'm not surfing, I'm a full-time student at Santa Barbara High School. I spend a lot of time with my family and friends too.

Thanks so much to my family and everyone in Santa Barbara and elsewhere who support me!
USA
DIVISION: U16 Girls
Bellatreas Kenworthy
  • Age / 15
  • Resides in / San Clemente
  • Favorite surf break / Lowers Trestles
  • Board / Channel Islands Two Happy
  • Sponsors / Vans, Sexwax, Sunbum, Jacks, Dakine, Channel Islands
  • Biggest Achievement / 4 National Titles in 1 season
  • Hobbies / Surfing, Skating, Baking
I'm 15 years old. The oldest of 5 Kids. I've been surfing and skateboarding since I was 5. I love competing and have been doing surf comps since I was 7. I'm super excited to be competing for team USA.
USA
DIVISION: U16 Girls
Sarafreyre
  • Age / 15
  • Resides in / Huntington Beach
  • Favorite surf break / Huntington Beach Pier
  • Board / Channel Islands Fever
  • Sponsors / Hurley, Jack's Surfboards, Sambazon Acai, Surface Sunscreen, Channel Islands Surfboards, Sector 9, Pro-lite, Futures Fins, Sticky Bumps Wax
  • Biggest Achievement / NSSA West Coast Regionals Women's Champion, NSSA California State Women's Champion
  • Hobbies / Skateboarding, Jiu Jitsu, and Snowboarding
Sara has many hobbies and enjoys going to public school and being on the USA Jr. Olympic Surf team. Surfing has been Sara's passion, always! Sara is 15 years old, and is a 9th-grade Huntington Beach High School Student. Sara is sponsored by Hurley and mentored by Brett Simpson who is also from Huntington beach. Sara is active in her HB community and Church. Sara competes in USA Surfing Prime, WSL-QS, NSSA, Sunset Surf League, HBHS Girls Varsity Surf Team, and Huntington Beach Boardriders. Sara likes to skateboard in her free time, both street skating and bowl skating. Sara is an Orange Belt in Jiu-Jitsu, likes to cross-train, and do yoga. Sara and her family all surf and enjoy the beach and the ocean.
USA
DIVISION: U16 Girls
Vela Mattive
  • Age / 14
  • Resides in / Santa Barbara, California
  • Favorite surf break / Rincon in Santa Barbara CA
  • Board / CI Surfboards Rook15
  • Sponsors / Channel Islands Surfboards, Buell Surf Wetsuits, SexWax, On a Mission Surf
  • Biggest Achievement / 2021 U14 NSSA Open National Champion
  • Hobbies / surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding
I am 14 years old and from Santa Barbara, CA. I'm the youngest surfer on the USA ISA team and so excited to represent my country and honored to surf with the best in the word. Besides winning a national title, I am also the first NSSA women's airshow champion and  a 2x west coast champion. I'm so grateful for all of my sponsor's support and my shaper, Britt Merrick for the best boards. This is my third time in El Salvador, I love surfing Sunzal and the pupusas!
USA
DIVISION: U18 Girls
Talia Swindal
  • Age / 16
  • Resides in / Malibu
  • Favorite surf break / Little Dume, Malibu
  • Board / Two Happy
  • Sponsors / RVCA, Creatures of Leisure , Shade Sunscreen and Channel Islands Surfboards
  • Biggest Achievement / NSSA Open Women’s Finalist
  • Hobbies / Surfing , Snowboarding , Yoga and Art
Being able to represent the USA at the ISA World Championships means the world to me. I feel so grateful and honored to be a part of such an amazing team, and great group of surfers. Being a part of this team has been a goal of mine for a long time, and it feels unreal for it to be reality. I am so thankful to be able to represent the United States, and be alongside such a great team of coaching and staff. Excited to illustrate to the world all of the hard work I have and will continue to put into our sport.
USA
DIVISION: U18 Girls
Zoe Benedetto
  • Age / 16
  • Resides in / Palm city FL
  • Favorite surf break / Ponce inlet FL
  • Board / Lopez Boards, The Uno by Shea Lopez
  • Sponsors / Hurley. Ron Jon Surf Shop ,surface sunscreen,Fcs, I sea sunglasses Lopez Boards ital bowls
  • Biggest Achievement / Qualifying for the WSL challenger series
  • Hobbies / Reading playing soccer hanging out with friends
I'm 16 and just did my first full run on the qs and qualified for the challenger series. I will be flying straight in from Australia to join team USA. I have managed to keep straight A's while completing my sophomore year of high school early! This is also the first time in my life where I haven't played competitive travel soccer but I just didn't have time this year! This is my second ISA jr event and I'm honored to represent Team USA again this year!
USA
DIVISION: U16 Boys
Kai Kushner
  • Age / 15
  • Resides in / Manhattan Beach,CA
  • Favorite surf break / Lakey Peak
  • Board / CI
  • Sponsors / ripcurl.usa, Cisurfboards, future fins, Dakine, Spyderboards,
  • Biggest Achievement / 9th place QS 3000 Barbados
  • Hobbies / Japanese and guitar
Dad is from South Africa, Warren Kushner, he competed at ISA world games two times when he as young. Stoked to be following in his footsteps surfing for my counrty USA
USA
DIVISION: U18 Boys
Ryan Huckabee
  • Age / 18
  • Resides in / Flagler Beach, FL
  • Favorite surf break / Outer banks North Carolina during hurricane season
  • Board / My 6’0 grinder from Matt Kechele
  • Sponsors / Vissla, Monster, Matt Kechele, sunbum, surf station, freak traction, dblanc, rjboyle
  • Biggest Achievement / 4th at ISA world jrs, 2 NSSA national titles, gromsearch national air show champion in Waco
  • Hobbies / I play quite a bit of basketball
I’m 17 years old and I’ve lived my whole life in Flagler Beach, FL. I picked up surfing when I was 5 years old when my dad took me out for the first time. I fell in love with it then and I haven’t looked back.
USA
DIVISION: U18 Boys
Kyan Yang
  • Age / 17
  • Resides in / Encinitas, CA
  • Favorite surf break / Seaside
  • Board / 5'6 by Shapeye
  • Sponsors / Isurus, Octopus, Sun Diego
  • Biggest Achievement / NSSA West Coast Regional Champion
  • Hobbies / Skateboarding and Weight training
I am a southern california 17 year old surfer that enjoys putting time in the water. Always working to perfect my craft I try to think outside the box in challeginging myself during every surf session. I enjoy editing my own videos and implementing strength and conditioning workouts on a weekly basis. As a Korean American I enjoy a little K-Drama during my down time and cooking whenever I get a chance.
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